CSS Designs for Free

ScreenshotIf you’re a web developer, you may have a love-hate relationship with CSS: it’s great stuff, but it’s hard to go from a blank screen to a fully-worked-out design, especially if writing CSS isn’t your everyday activity. To jumpstart your thinking the next time you get stuck on this problem, bookmark Open Source Web Designs: over 2000 web site designs, with the majority of them being XHTML/CSS-based.

The site highlights a few hundred of their favorites, and the entire stock is searchable by things like color and number of columns. Even if you don’t want to use someone else’s exact idea, a free design from OSWD can be a good starting point for your own efforts.